Vernon students gain CGA credentials

Vernon students receive CPA, CGA designation at a Nov. 1 convocation ceremony at the Vancouver Convention Centre.

A total of five Vernon certified general accountants (CGA) received their CPA, CGA designation at a Nov. 1 convocation ceremony at the Vancouver Convention Centre.

They are: Robin Denton-Cardew, Tina Gourley, Liane Hornell, Nadene Keller and Scott Wallace.

“The CPA, CGA designation is earned by completing a rigorous educational program that’s designed to ensure excellent business and accounting competencies,” said Gordon Ruth, executive vice-president of certifications and operations for the Chartered Professional Accountants of B.C. (CPABC) Joint Venture. “I congratulate each and every one of our new graduates.”

To qualify as a CGA, students must have a university degree or equivalent, 24 months of practical work experience at a professional level, and complete courses through the CGA program. CGAs must also pass a comprehensive rigorous national final exam to earn their designation.